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What has ALPA done for me lately?


Well-known member
Dec 21, 2003
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Just another small example of ALPA working behind the scenes for airline pilots.....

H.R. 912 Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act: On February 9, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by a voice vote H.R.912, the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act, which amends the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to extend benefits to pilots and flight attendants. ALPA has advocated for this change in the application of the law so pilots can take unpaid leave to care for a sick family member or for the birth or adoption of a child.

The FMLA requires most employers to provide job-protected unpaid leave to employees who have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours in the preceding 12 month period. However, for flight crews, non-flight hours on the job, between flights, or on mandatory standby do not count toward their FMLA credit. The Airline Flight Crew FMLA bill would correct this oversight of the original legislation.

Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) sponsored the House legislation, and companion legislation, to be introduced soon by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), has bipartisan support in the Senate.